Canon Has Produced 110 Million EF Lenses (but is slowing down)

Canon 110 Million EF Lenses

On June 22, 2015, a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens rolled off the production line as the 110,000,000th lens in the EF-series product line.

Canon began producing EF lenses for the Canon EOS system in 1987 and, by 1995, had produced 10 million lenses. Canon has reached each 10 million lens production mark faster than than last with the exception of a measurable decline for the last two milestones. [Read more…]

Sigma Lens Deals this Week

Sigma 10-20mm f3.5

B&H has the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM lens for $449 (reg. $649) along with 4% rewards and free expedited shipping. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony A, Pentax and Sigma mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

B&H has the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens for $469 (reg. $669) along with 4% rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Finally, the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG diagonal fisheye lens for full frame cameras is $559 (reg. $609) at B&H with 4% rewards and free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Nikon Unveils New 500mm f/4 and 600mm f/4 Super Telephoto Lenses

Nikon AF-S 600mm f4E FL ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens

Nikon has announced the new AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR and AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lenses, priced at $10,300 and $12,300, respectively.

The new super telephoto lenses shave pounds off of their predecessors. The new 500mm weighs in at 6.8 lbs (compared to 8.5 lbs for its precessor), while the new 600mm lens weighs 8.3 lbs (compared to 11.5 lbs for its predecessor). [Read more…]